Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The 10 Best Influences on Software Product Engineering

When we think through the past decade Software Product Engineering is one of the areas that witnessed several challenges as well as innovations. Here are the ten best influences on SPE that transformed the landscape of businesses as well as social life.

1)  Growth of E-commerce and Online Applications
2)  Service Orientation and New Business Models
3)  Collaboration Tools
4)  Agile Software Development
5)  Modern Software Engineering (or Modern Software Development)
6)  Test Automation
7)  Business Intelligence
8)  Global Software Development
9)  Open Source Movement
10) Paradigm Shift in Delivery Platforms

More information on each of these influences is available in my article 'Ten Best Influences on Software Product Engineering'.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CONSEG 2011 - International Conference on Software Engineering

CONSEG is a series of International Conferences on Software Engineering conceived and initiated by Computer Society of India in 1991.   CONSEG-2011 is going to happen in Bangalore, India during Feb 2011.   The theme of this conference is "Software Quality - The Road Ahead".   

When financial markets and economies struggle to regain their strengths,  the theme of this conference seems to be appropriate.  With cost-cutting measures and challenges in governing projects across multiple sites, delivering high quality software is a tall order.

I attended CONSEG during 2009. In my opinion, CONSEG is one of the professionally managed conferences with less commercial and promotional intents.   It offers a great value to every attendee and provides a overall perspective of the happenings in the industry, research instituties and academia.  

More info on CONSEG-2011 at the conference website.